Art journaling

I’ve been itching to play with paints in my art journals lately. I always have at least 2 art journals going at once. Yesterday, I played in the small one (4.5″ x 6.5″) with watercolor pencils for a still-life while today, I played in the bigger one (8.5″ x 11″) with acrylics and ink for an abstract. Here are the results: At work, for my fine motor group, we practiced our writing skills and pencil grasps by completing some drawings: adding feathers to an owl, scales to a fish, stripes to a zebra, etc. I kept telling the kids that … Continue reading Art journaling

Back to reality

Just for a little while… My summer vacation is over and I’m going back to work at the school. I’m not complaining, just facing the fact. And it’s fine because I love my job. But it means I might be creating a lot of mandalas, zentangles and other quick art for a little while, until I get used to my schedule again. Then again, you never know when inspiration will strike. Today being my last official day of vacation, I spent it with family members, shopping and hanging out (also celebrating my brother’s birthday.) I only got to do my … Continue reading Back to reality

Daily ATC in February

   I’m having fun this month revisiting a format I hadn’t worked with in quite some time: the artist trading card (ATC). I used to participate in a lot of swaps and trades for ATCs and, later on, chunky book pages. At one point, it just became too much and I stopped. Now, I create for the joy of it and, if someone wants to trade, I’ll do it when I feel like it. I don’t want it to become an obligation or a burden like it was after a while. I want my art making to be a source … Continue reading Daily ATC in February

>WIP Painting – PEC Peinture

> It had been so long since I’d done an actual painting that I was a bit intimidated by the blank canvas. So I started by collaging pieces of paper. I applied some Light Modeling Paste (gel medium) and let it dry for a few hours. Then, a coat of clear gesso, a coat of Glazing Medium with orange acrylic paint and, finally, I sprayed some pink shimmer mist that I let drip down the canvas. I don’t know where this is going from here but I did have fun playing this way. Il y avait un bout de temps … Continue reading >WIP Painting – PEC Peinture

>Two new ATCs – Deux nouvelles CAÉs

> Last night, because I was tired after my belly dance class, I wanted something quick and simple to do for today’s post. So I made these two ATCs.  Hier soir, comme j’étais fatiguée après mon cours de baladi, je voulais quelque chose de rapide et simple à faire pour mon article d’aujourd’hui. Alors j’ai fait ces deux CAÉs.  The frog was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless solvent and a paper stump.  La grenouille a été coloriée avec des crayons Prismacolor et estompée avec du solvant inodore et un tortillon de papier.   The trees were coloured … Continue reading >Two new ATCs – Deux nouvelles CAÉs